2006 - Brake Actuator Assembly Replaced - Increased Problems

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by GreekProf, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. GreekProf

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    After all the brake lights on my '06 came on, and reading this forum led me to the Tech Bulletin and possible warranty repair on my 282,000 mile-old car, I went into my local Toyota Dealer. The 2 week ordeal went something like this:

    1. Day 2: You qualify for warranty replacement of your Brake Actuator assembly- Congratulations.
    2. Day 4: Part arrived, Installing.
    3. Day 6: Technician cannot figure out how to reprogram computer -- waiting on instructions.
    4. Day 7: You need to replace your 24 v battery, still under partial warranty from last replacement.
    5. Day 9: We don't know where the technician is for two days!
    5. Day 11: Still showing all brake codes and some additional ones. We're trying.
    6. Day 14: We're stymied. There's a short somewhere. We can't isolate it. Wanna try a new $6,000 engine wire harness? No? Then come get it off our lot. But you can't drive it off like you drove it on.

    I drove it home. Brakes are, of course, horrible and erratic and so it sits like a doorstop.

    My question is, does this sound reasonable? Can the Dealer REALLY not track down a short it would seem was created by the repair. Shall I just call NPR to drag it off and take the tax deduction? Or should I pursue another repair option?
     
  2. Patrick Wong

    Patrick Wong DIY Enthusiast

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    Call NPR, since your car has very little market value and you probably don't want to spend four-digits on a repair effort that may or may not help.
     
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    Who is NPR?

    SM-G935P ?
     
  4. jadziasman

    jadziasman Prius owner emeritus

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    National Public Radio. WNYC-FM 93.9 in the big apple.
     
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    Thanks! I figured that much since I'm in the tri state but wasn't sure with all the acronyms floating around.

    SM-G935P ?
     
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    Please let me know what is happening with this as I am having a very similar issue with my 2010 Prius
     
  7. GreekProf

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    I am going to piece it out and sell it off....I will miss her.
     
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    You should at least get a refund on the new battery that they put in
     
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